About OPRI

Since 2000, the Ocean Policy Research Institute, formerly known as the Ocean Policy Research Foundation, has worked as a think tank which aims for a harmonious relationship between mankind and the oceans through ocean policy research, policy recommendations and publication of information.

The Institute also contributed to the enactment of the 2007 Basic Act on Ocean Policy. Since then, the Institute has actively participated in international conferences and debates on ocean governance, and has conducted a number of activities to materialize and promote the implementation of 12 Basic Policies Measures on the ocean as stipulated in the Basic Act on Ocean Policy.

Having inherited the activities, human resources, knowledge and networks of the Ocean Policy Research Foundation, the Ocean Policy Research Institute will build upon the Foundation's legacy by conducting research, communication and collaboration as well as publicizing information on the oceans, both in Japan and overseas.

Specific fund-Japan-US Exchange Program

SPF, four specific funds with a limited target area have been installed.
For general business to perform the approach from individual problem areas, specific fund will make the approach of the regional center.
In addition, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, strong relations between Japan and the United States from the recognition
that leads to the stability and prosperity of the region, we are focused on exchange programs with the United States.

  • THE SASAKAWA PEACE FOUNDATION
  • JAPAN-U.S. EXCHANGE PROGRAM
  • THE SASAKAWA PACIFIC ISLAND NATIONS FUND
  • THE SASAKAWA JAPAN-CHINA FRIENDSHIP FUND
  • THE SASAKAWA MIDDLE EAST ISLAM FUND
  • THE SASAKAWA PAN ASIA FUND
  • OCEAN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • THE GLOBAL FRONTIER FUND
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